kaj-ii's Beer Universe Profile

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  • Username:
    kaj-ii
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Location:
    Macon, North Carolina
    United States
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  • Brief Bio:
    Originally from FL and NJ, I personally started drinking Craft Beer's over 25 years ago when it wasn't even the thing to do. When I was younger I traveled alot into the New England states, that is where I got my love for beers. Now live in NC and The Craft Beer Industry is booming here. Now I am on a mission to try them all, at least once. Love all types of beer except Domestic Brews (Re: Bud, Coors, Miller. ect...)

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  • Favorite Beer Type:
    Sour Ale
  • Favorite Beer:
    Russian River Consecration
  • Ratings Submitted:
  • Reviews Contributed:
    782
  • Added:
    302 Beers, 2 Bars, 4 Breweries
  • Beers Owed:
    0
  • Beers Owed to Others:
    1
  • Group Name:
    Brown Ale Lovers
Recent Beer Universe Reviews
  • Aug 22, 2014

    Exit 16 Wild Rice IPA
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a lightly cloudy golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that diminished slowly, down to a large puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

    The aroma was pleasantly sweet with light grain malts, citrus and floral hops and a mild earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and tangerine), tropical fruit (mango, pineapple and papaya) and a very light hint of alcohol.

    The taste started out lightly sweet with notes of caramel and citrus, but quickly became moderately bitter with a bold fruitiness and a strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted for a nice long time following the swallow, with a hoppy alcohol taste left lingering on the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a creamy, dry texture and a carbonation that was a subdued medium in intensity.

    Overall this is a really tasty and well balanced IPA. I don't know if it is the rice that made the difference, but it is put together exceptionally well making it a very enjoyable drinking experience...

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    Seving type: 12oz bottle
  • Aug 20, 2014

    Petrus Aged Pale
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a lightly cloudy golden color with an average (1-2 finger) white sudsy head that reduced slowly, down to a thin film with a large collar and possessed excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

    The aroma was of a light grain malt and a musty Belgian yeast with a note of citrus (lemon), a slight fruity ester (apples and pears), a hint of cask and a mild vinous scent.

    The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acetic with some bold fruity overtones from the get go, becoming rather yeasty and a bit sour with a winey cider taste and a light bitter citrus appeal at the end. The flavor lasted and average time after consumption with a slight fruity vinegary taste left behind.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a thin dry texture and a rather prickly carbonation.

    Overall this is a fantastic Wild Ale with a ton of sweet-sour flavor along with the perfect influx of fruit, which did a good job of hiding the semi-high ABV...

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    Serving type: 11.2oz Bottle
  • Jul 23, 2014

    Napa Smith Organic IPA
    3.3
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a murky medium apricot orange brown with an average (1-2 finger) off white creamy head that was mostly lasting, diminishing down to a thin film and small collar with fair spotty lacing.

    The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, spruce and pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit), and a slight fruity ester (peaches and pears).

    Taste was mildly malty sweet with a touch of caramel in the beginning, progressing with a mild fruitiness along with a nice hoppy bitterness and a citrus peel bite right at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, with a somewhat pronounced bitter citrusy taste left to linger.

    Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a lightly dry texture and a medium carbonation.

    Overall I found this to be a very tasty and well balanced IPA. It possessed a very nice sweet fruity flavor and a somewhat bold citrusy bitterness which balanced each other out superbly, thus concealing the slightly high ABV completely...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jul 15, 2014

    Boulevard Double-Wide I.P.A.
    3.8
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5

    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a murky brownish orange with an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a moderate soapy film with large collar that lasted throughout and had excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

    The aroma was of a light biscuit malt, pine hops and a cheesy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and citrus (orange and lemon).

    The taste was lightly acidic and very malty with a decent caramel sweetness from the onset, becoming rather hoppy with a good bold piney presence and a bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted for a very long time proceeding the swallow, with a boldly bitter hoppy taste left behind to linger just a tad longer.

    Mouthfeel was a bit below medium in body and dry in texture with a strong medium carbonation.

    Overall this was a highly impressive tasting IPA. It possessed a mild malty sweetness that blended perfectly with the bitter piney citrus flavor which did a superb job of concealing the somewhat high ABV, except for a light alcohol warming sensation right at the end...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle
  • Jul 9, 2014

    Hoppyum IPA
    3.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3.5/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

    The pour was a hazy medium amber orange with an average (1-2 finger) white sudsy head that slowly receded, down to a medium film and large collar with excellent sticky lacing.

    The aroma was of grain malts, floral and pine hops and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit and orange).

    The taste was a bit malty with a hint of caramel and a mild citrus sweetness early on, progressing with a nice bitter piney hop taste, a bit of grapefruit with a mildly bitter floral ending. The flavor lasted an average time following the swallow, with a hoppy citrus taste left behind to linger on the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a dry yet somewhat creamy texture and a medium carbonation.

    Overall this is a very simple IPA, a dose of hops, caramel and a touch of citrus. Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. Simply delicious...

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle
  • May 29, 2014

    Celt Experience Native Storm
    3.5
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

    The pour was a lightly cloudy medium chestnut brown with an average (1-2 fingers) off white frothy head that reduced down to a puddled film and large collar with good sticky spotty lacing.

    The aroma was moderately malty with a biscuit malt, light floral hops and a sweet doughy yeast along with notes of caramel, citrus (orange and tangerine) and a mild fruity ester (raisons and figs).

    The taste was good and malty with a moderate caramel sweetness which was present throughout, and then progressed with a bit of fruitiness along with a mild hop presence and a good bitter citrus peel ending. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a sweet bitter citrusy taste lingering on the taste buds for a bit longer.

    Mouthfeel was a few steps above light in body with a watery yet dry texture and a very soft carbonation.

    Overall I really enjoyed drinking this brew, it possessed just the right balance of sweet malts and bitter hops...

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    Serving type: 375ml Bottle
  • May 28, 2014

    Weeping Radish Ruddy Radish
    2.9
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 3/5
    • 3/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 2/5
    [Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

    The pour was a cloudy medium copper orange with an average (1-2 fingers) light tan sudsy head that receded steadily until fully diminished and had poor spotty lacing.

    The aroma was of a toasted bread malt, light citrus hops and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, citrus (grapefruit) and a mild fruity ester.

    Taste was malty sweet with a touch of toffee at first, progressing with a mild fruitiness, a slight tartness and a citrus peel bite at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow, with the light bitterness giving way to a mild sweetness that lingered on the taste buds for a short time longer.

    Mouthfeel was light in body with a mildly dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.

    Overall this was a very unique tasting Red Ale. Fruity yet bitter, sour yet sweet, most definitely an enjoyable brew...

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    Serving type: 22oz Bottle
  • Apr 22, 2014

    Lagunitas Brown Shugga'
    3.6
    • Aroma
    • Appearance
    • Flavor
    • Palate
    • 4/5
    • 4/5
    • 3.5/5
    • 3/5

    [Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

    The pour was a clear medium brown with a slight reddish hue and an average (1-2 finger) light cream colored sudsy head that lasted for a good while, finally reducing down to a thin film and large collar with good streaky lacing.

    The aroma was boldly sweet upfront with sweet bread malts, light pine and citrus hops and a sweet doughy yeast along with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit), a dark fruity ester (figs and dates) and a mild alcohol tinge.

    The taste was extremely malty sweet with a big caramel presence from the start to the finish, progressing with a moderate hoppiness, a slight citrus peel bitterness, a mild yeasty appeal and a strong presence of fruit along and ended with overwhelming alcohol taste. The flavor lasted a bit long in duration, with the bitter sweet alcohol taste fading slowly off the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was medium in body and a bit syrupy in texture with an almost medium carbonation.

    Overall this was an impressive Barley Wine, with the fruity sweetness being balanced very well by the somewhat bitter hoppy flavor. This did take a little off the huge alcohol presence, but just a little...

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    Serving type: 12oz Bottle